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Jane Laidlaw in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Jane Laidlaw of Back Stair Cowcaddens Street, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Laidlaw

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Birth town

Polmont

Birth county

Stirlingshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Back Stair Cowcaddens Street

Town

Parish

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Milton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Laidlaw

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Laidlaw

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Joiner Joyman

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

Laidlaw

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Joiner Joyman

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Adam

Last name

Laidlaw

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Plumber Joy Man

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Laidlaw

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Factory Worker

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Laidlaw

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Ireland

About the 1881 England Wales and Scotland Census

When the 1881 census was taken on April 3rd, the total population of England, Wales and Scotland was recorded as 29,707,207. The First Boer War ended only weeks before the 1881 census.

As with any historical research, the golden rule of family history is to check the original record, or "primary source", wherever possible. We have provided clear images of the original census enumeration books for you to view once you've found the right family in the indexes.

When using census returns, once you have located your ancestor in the census, you should then view the original images to validate your findings. The image of the original document will also help you see the household in the context of surrounding households as all the information will be provided in one clear place, as it was originally written down.

The original documents would have been given to your ancestor several days before 3 April, and the head of household would have been asked to fill in the details for anyone who would have been residing at that address on the census date. If the head of the household was unable to read or write, the enumerator - a literate person who would be collecting the census forms - would help fill in the details. Because of this, however, you may note mistakes that were made, such as name spellings. It should also be noted that many people were often economical with the truth when it came to their ages.

Note: the census includes details of people resident in docked vessels and institutions such as prisons, workhouses, hospitals, and barracks, as well as individual households.

See the whole Laidlaw family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Jane Laidlaw and 6 other people

Laidlaw family summary

NAME
Jane Laidlaw
BORN
1830
BIRTH COUNTY
Stirlingshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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